Did you ever think it would be this hard to meet someone who really cares about what's important in life?....without all the pretentious, posing bs?
If you get "What will Matter" at the end of this, we'll click....... ; )
First, I'm a gentleman and I still believe in Chivalry. That means I open doors, etc., and very much appreciate a woman who enjoys being treated like a lady. Although most of my life has been spent in the military, investigations, law enforcement, etc., I most certainly don't fit into that stereotype. This doesn't define me, there's so much more to me than that.
I would hope to find someone whos long term dreams and ambitions transcend the collection of material possessions and instead, focuses on becoming a better, kinder and more compassionate human being.
I’m very real, honest, down to earth, compassionate and committed. I'm very fortunate, as I really don't want for anything. My life experience has caused me to place very little value in monetary things, but great value in those I love and care about. For the most part, I tend to like and appreciate the simple, old fashioned things like; spending real one on one time together, really listening instead of those who are simply waiting to speak, touching, holding hands, being affectionate, etc., and hugs that endures all the ups and downs.
The qualities I most value: Kindness, compassion, empathy, honesty, loyalty, intelligence, commitment and the ability to communicate. As time goes on, I often think that men act too much like women and women like men. I for one really like those differences, but I'm not looking for anything I'm unable or unwilling to provide in return.
On a side note: My German Shepherd is also a Service Dog, related to my military service, and she goes everywhere with me. It would be necessary for you to truly truly love dogs/animals. Also, because of that, we're not a good match for someone that has cats.
That’s just a snapshot of what’s important to me. I would like to hear about you......please tell me what's really in your heart.
This part comes from my “Lessons Learned”…..**** THE INTENT IS TO MAKE YOU LAUGH!****
Please be DIVORCED, SINGLE and within reasonable driving distance(2hrs). If you have to get your appointment book out to talk on the phone...well, I'm just not interested. I believe in making the one I am with a priority.
BE DIVORCED (Your ex/spouse must know this too)
A. Own an automobile.
B. Have a working phone (If it's a cell, that includes having enough minutes to use it regularly)
C. Have sufficient time in your schedule to communicate without having to make an appointment.
D. Please be self-sufficient and on your own.
E. Your domestic or family situation should not resemble something from Jerry Springer.
F. Drugs the Doctor didn't prescribe should be a part of your distant past, not your future.
G. If you're only free every other Tuesday and every third Saturday OR your schedule sounds close to this, we're not compatible - I'm available and would hope you are too.
H. If you like to carry on your friendships OR get to know someone on a computer or via text message, we're NOT, NOT, NOT a good match. (I DO NOT TEXT OR MESSAGE) I'm old school and like to talk with my friends via PHONE or even better, IN PERSON.
I. If you have small dogs that weigh less than 20lbs who think they're a rottweiler, it won't work.
J. For as much as I may like cats, my Shepherd doesn't - it would never work.
If I make it to "Z" I'll stick a pencil in my eye.....hope I made you laugh ; )
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------and on a more serious note....
WHAT WILL MATTER.........
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.
So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won't matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived, at the end.
It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice. -Unknown